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The OCCUPY PORTLAND protest started at noon on 0ct 6 2011 at waterfront park.

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Occupy Portland one year anniversary march

From the open publishing newswire: Occupy Portland held a march through downtown Portland to commemorate the one year anniversary of the occupation. Protesters passed City Hall, Chapman and Lownsdale squares and continued through the downtown area. Portland, OR, USA, 10/06/2012.


Alex Milan Tracy:
[1] Occupy Portland one year anniversary march | [2] Occu-PoPo monitor police on first anniversary of Occupy Portland | [3] Armed riot police wait for disorder at Occupy Portland anniversary | [4] Portland re-Occupiers face off with DHS Federal Protective Services | [5] Occupy Portland one year anniversary march
[1] terry schrunk park - re-occupy
Jim Lockhart:
[1] Video Clips (2) and Pics From October 6, 2012 Rally and March
joyofresistance :
[1] Occupy Portland, not Afghanistan march | [2] Wedding gets blessing from Occupy Portland
Joe Anybody & Mobile T:
[1] Video: Oct 6 Occupy Portland Not Afghanistan -speeches and march -full video


actions & protests | police / legal 10-Jul-2012 22:54

SWAT raid on organizers of Occupy Seattle & Everything For Everyone Festival

From the open publishing newswire: Early morning, July 10, SWAT police forced their way into the Seattle apartment of organizers from the Occupy movement. Police kicked down the front door and threw flash-bang grenades into the house.

This action targets well known activists from Occupy Seattle and the Red Spark Collective (part of the national Kasama network).
This apartment has been a hub for organizing the Everything 4 Everyone festival in August - to bring together West Coast forces for a cultural and political event building on the year of Occupy.

This from Everything4Everyone.org:
Early morning, July 10, SWAT police forced their way into the Seattle apartment of organizers from the Occupy movement. The sleeping residents scrambled to put on clothes as they were confronted automatic weapons.

The neighbor Natalio Perez heard the attack from downstairs: "Suddenly we heard the bang of their grenade, and the crashing as police entered the apartment. The crashing and stomping continued for a long time as they tore the place apart."

After the raid, the residents pored over the papers handed them by a detective. One explained: "This warrant says that they were specifically looking for 'anarchist materials' — which lays out the political police state nature of this right there. In addition they were looking for specific pieces of clothing supposedly connected with a May First incident.

This action targets well known activists from Occupy Seattle and the Red Spark Collective (part of the national Kasama network).
This apartment has been a hub for organizing the Everything 4 Everyone festival in August - to bring together West Coast forces for a cultural and political event building on the year of Occupy.



actions & protests | corporate dominance 05-Jul-2012 07:16

Portland protests against Trans-Pacific Partnership

From the open publishing newswire: Portland participated in a national day of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the three companies pushing for the secretive deal; Verizon, FedEx and Wal Mart. The TPP is currently being drafted in San Diego amid much secrecy. Portland, OR, USA, 07/02/2012.


actions & protests | legacies 16-Mar-2012 09:32

High Noon, & Occupy at the West Coast Docks

From the open publishing newswire: "We can expect cold weather and cops"
by Daniel Borgström

HIGH NOON is a 1952 morality play about people deciding whether or not to stand up to the forces of corruption and criminality. Scenes from it often come to mind, since I've repeatedly seen people around me facing up to analogous situations here in Oakland, at the docks and also in the plaza.

I stood there, thinking at the time how much this resembled a scene from HIGH NOON, and was moved to see a substantial show of hands. Five weeks after the attack, on May 12, 2003, several hundred people marched back into the Port of Oakland and set up a picket line at the terminal where people had been attacked and injured. Thus the First Amendment rights of the community were reaffirmed; it was an amazing experience, an amazing day to be alive. [...]

"We can expect cold weather and cops," Barucha Peller told a meeting in Oakland on the eve of our expected departure. Snow was reportedly on the ground in Longview. People shivered visibly at the very thought of going north to do battle in snow, slush and freezing rain, but nobody seemed to be backing out either. 150 from the Bay Area had so far signed up for the caravan, and the list was growing. Then, came the news: EGT, the shipping company, had given in and signed a contract that the dockworkers of Local 21 found acceptable.


actions & protests 04-Mar-2012 18:34

Nice edited video of the F-29 day of direct action for Portland, Or.

From the open publishing newswire: I went to the F-29 occupy portland protest/demonstration to help draw attention to the American Legislative Exchange Council, although I have been part of many actions in the past, this was the first one ive ever attended with video camera.

My idea was to document the action for others viewing pleasure, to make available footage of this to further spread awareness of this action and to be available for documenting any police misconduct for evidence that could be used in any resulting court cases. If you came out that day in the rain, wind and cold, YOU ROCK !!!

here you go  http://youtu.be/23Fto7QejwQ


political theory 20-Feb-2012 08:22

"The Activism Entry Point: Critiquing The Cancer in Occupy Debate" — by Joseph Anderson

From the open publishing newswire: Well, by now everyone in the Occupy movement is hotly debating "nonviolence" vs. "diversity of tactics", as recently so in, "Chris Hedges and Kristof Lopaur of Occupy Oakland debate black bloc, militancy and tactics," February 8, 2012, on KPFA in Berkeley, California.

Both Lopaur and Hedges made some critically weak, flawed, at times somewhat disingenuous or self-contradictory and, in Lopaur's case, often specious arguments in their radio debate. This so, even though I politically agree with Hedges, and although Hedges' recent commentary, "The Cancer in Occupy," seemed poorly supported journalistically. But, Hedges is dead on about, 'Go do violence under your own name, not the Occupy movement's.'

Read more: daveyd.com | hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com

[ Related: | How violence protects the State | On The Nature of Violence and Nonviolence | Organized Non-violent Civil Disobedience vs. OWS ]


actions & protests | imperialism & war 14-Feb-2012 12:14

No War on Iran! march photos, Feb. 12 in Portland

From the open publishing newswire: A decent turnout for Occupy Portland's "No War on Iran!" rally & march today in downtown Portland. How many US cities have held a similar event? Not many, I'd guess.

We will probably have more of these marches before long.

"No More War! Feed the Poor!"

"No More War!! Feed the Poor!!"

PIMC related post: Portland Protests War on Iran


government | homelessness 05-Feb-2012 08:22

Breaking News: Right 2 Dream 2 - City Hall Protest

right to dream too From the open publishing newswire: This was the 2.1.12 PIMC Breaking News posts, for the protest at City Hall, for the Right 2 Dream 2 fines to be waived / stopped

>> News post 3.
Right 2 Dream 2 Protest: Cell phone video clips [12] from some of speeches are Here

>> News post 2.
Over 100 supporters show up on city hall steps. Speakers rally for one hour. A few cops outside watching. 50+ then go inside to the weekly city hall meeting.

>> News post 1.
Right 2 Dream 2 - Protest on steps of Portland City Hall 8:30- 9:30 AM Wave The Fines

Videos from protest at city hall


alternative media | labor 31-Jan-2012 13:54

Video: Interview with Member of Occupy Portland EGT Working Group

From the open publishing newswire: The main issue of discussion is the Union struggle against the business practices of EGT at the port at Longview Washington. After acquiring port facilities at this location, this multinational corporation, a subsidary of Bungee, broke contracts with the union specifying that they would continue hiring local union labor.
Interview with Occupy Portland EGT Working Group
[Video 57 Minutes]

Besides this discussion, other topics include recent moves by the coal industry to bring coal to Oregon ports for export to Asia. Recently, Port of St. Helens Commissioners approved agreements with two companies wanting to export coal. Also discussed are predatory practices by many multinational corporations who convince or force underdeveloped countries to adopt single crop agriculture for export, forcing the importation of many food items previously supplied by local agriculture. This destitutes the people, while creating large profits for the corporations.

To learn more or to participate in this struggle.

Related PIMC Posts:
ALERT: " tentative settlement " with Longshore workers & EGT
Last minute settlement averts clash at Washington's Port of Longview
ILWU, EGT reach tentative deal in Longview labor dispute
Bullshit "Tentative Settlement" in Longview


human & civil rights | police / legal 26-Jan-2012 06:58

PUBLIC Meeting - Speak Up! 1/26/12 - Community Oversight of Portland Police

From the open publishing newswire: We strongly encourage you all, especially those involved with Occupy Portland who tried telling their stories to City Council but were gavelled down by the Mayor, to turn out next Thursday, the 26th, at the East Portland Community Center to go on record with CRC with your concerns. It would probably be helpful even if you are relating a personal story of misconduct to articulate how you think things could be made better... no police horses or pepper spray at protests? Investigations into misconduct done by independent civilians, not police Internal Affairs? You decide.

WHAT: Community Public Forum on Police Accountability
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: East Portland Community Center 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland 97216

Related Post on Police violence and Portland Occupy: Breaking News 6:30 -10:30 J25 Egypt Solidarity
Reportback Video of Police Accountability Meeting Video: Citizen Police Accountability Meeting - Occupy Portland Jan 26 2012


actions & protests 21-Jan-2012 21:18

Video: Report Back from Portland Occupy the Courts, with Photos

From the open publishing newswire: One of the dynamite speakers from the recent Portland Occupy the Courts demonstration, part of at least 130 similar events scheduled for January 20, 2012 nation wide.
The local Occupation event was led by Portland Move to Amend and was supported by many other groups, including Occupy Portland.

Report Back from the Portland Occupy the Courts Event

Erin Madden, a member of Occupy Portland, speaks from the perspective of an environmental activist who spent a week with the Wall Street Occupation and "was inspired by the amazing passion and energy and willingness of so many people to set their lives aside for the greater good."

This [video] clip is about 6 minutes in length.
Report Back from the Portland Occupy the Courts Event | Four more videos from Occupy The Courts

Jim Lockharts Homepage: www.philosopherseed.org


alternative media 09-Jan-2012 07:57

Video: We Are The 99 Percent

We are the 99% From the open publishing newswire: A music video compilation from Occupy Portland 2011.
This is a montage of video and pictures from just some of the protesting at Occupy Portland last year.

WE ARE THE 99% music video

This is a 4 minute Music-Video from the Occupy Portland 2011 protests. The music is by File Transfer Protocol.

Scenes from Eviction night, Chase Bank protest, Bridge Crossing, The camp in the park, The streets and the police and protesters from various places in PDX.


labor 04-Jan-2012 14:37

Join the Solidarity Caravan to Longview, Washington

Demand a Massive Public Works Program From the open publishing newswire: ILWU rank and file, Occupies in Longview, Portland, Seattle, Oakland, LA and other West Coast Occupies are organizing to blockade a grain ship coming to Longview. This ship is intended to load scab cargo from the EGT terminal. The date won't be known until 3-4 days in advance, but is anticipated to be sometime in January.

[In Portland] Come hear Port shutdown organizers from Occupy Oakland speak alongside rank and file Longshore workers from Oakland and Longview about the significance of the Longview struggle, and what we can do when this grain shipment arrives!

Where: SEIU Local 503, 6401 SE Foster Road, Portland, Oregon
When: Thursday, January 5th, from 7-9pm
UPDATE 1/13/12 - New Next Meeting Info: Saturday, January 14th 5-7pm [PIMC post]

contact info@shutdowntheport.com for more information

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council Call to Action Resolution Jan 2, 2012
Internationalist Group call to action to prevent loading of scab cargo | Call to Action from Longview Occupy



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